Happy, healthy, and safe New Year to all of you!
“Harry, STOP IT.” -Polly
“You’re not the boss of me!” -Harry
Take a Look at the Five and Ten by Connie Willis. Lovely holiday short! I read this in a collection, but it was years ago.
The Hungry Dreaming by Craig Schaefer. Very suspenseful and intense paranormal thriller about saving the past and future of New York City. (Don’t be alarmed that it seems to be the third book in a series – it’s not, really.)
Wabi-Sabi: For Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers by Leonard Koren. Ok, but there’s not much to it. And I’m not sure it lives up to its ambitious subtitle.
Polly by the window, with snow in the background. Most of that snow melted when it was 58F/14C on Wednesday. NOT normal for Minneapolis in December.
Polly asleep, Mayhem mildly annoyed/inconvenienced by Polly’s presence/existence.
My surgery went well, everything was benign, I’m healing fine, and so far I’m coming up negative for covid. Hey. Living the dream! (Some family members who stopped by to visit and drop off Thanksgiving leftovers for me on Black Friday [masked, as was I] have tested positive for covid. So!)
The Book of Raven: Corvids in Art and Legend by Angus Hyland & Caroline Roberts. Lovely book, exactly what it says on the tin.
All three cats on me! You can see marks from my fingers on Mayhem’s head.
Harry under the “EEEEEEK” blanket from Target.
Harry smug, Mayhem annoyed.
No linkity next week! I’m having surgery Tuesday to remove a (most likely not cancerous) ovarian cyst, plus the ovaries and tubes. Send happy laparoscopic thoughts my way!! (And I am soooo ready to be done with 2021 and all of the health fun it’s brought my way.)
Polly and the Very Dirty Paw.
That bit of vine outside the window torments Harry so!
Sleeping siblings. Awwww!
Harry knows if you’ve been bad or good, apparently.
Socks for me from Sparkly Grainbow yarn (Artistic Yarns by Abi) – Nicole knit herself a pair of socks from this yarn and I HAD to do the same. (Guest appearance by Polly.)
Polly upside down cake!
Intent, focused Harry is focused and intent!
Mayhem suffering Harry’s presence.
Mayhem looking, as someone commented on Insta, “not just tragic, but French levels of tragic.”
Intent Harry is intent!
The cute! It burns!!!!!!
Harry does not approve of your shenanigans.
Intense Polly is intense.
Harry, please don’t sit on your sister…
Mayhem and Harry napping.
Side-eye from Polly? Or kitty eyes o’ love?
When Sorrows Come (October Daye #15) by Seanan McGuire. Was this the end of the series?! Including the novella, it sure felt like it could be the end.
The Last Oracle series, starting with The Book of Secrets, by Melissa McShane. Very good series about a woman who’s hired to work for an unusual bookstore and learns she’s now part of a magical world she had no idea existed.
Polly blep, with Harry looking out the window in the background.
Blurry Harry licking my ear (ewww), but it IS a very cute picture of his Halloween bow tie!
Polly’s pretty happy lap blanket season has returned.
Harry’s pretty happy about lap blanket season, too.